Synonyms: Common Sorrel, Garden Sorrel, Rumex acetosa
Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) is a (mainly) wild growing shrub from the family Polygonaceae. Because of its high vitamin C content, sorrel is used by sailors for the prevention of scurvy since Middle Ages.
The shrub originated in Europe likes medium shade and prefers moist, humus soil. Sorrel has a high content of oxalic acid (see below) and should be avoided by people with e.g. kidney stones.
Sorrel in the kitchen
Nutrients of sorrel
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